James M. Gavin

Where do you start with somebody like General Gavin? He did som much, known as the “Jumping General” due to his habit of jumping with his paratroopers, in particular he jumped with the 82nd Airborne Division on June 6, 1944 (D-Day), a division he commanded just 2 months later. In particular, they secured the area around Sainte-Mère-Église near Utah Beach.

He then went on to serve at Market Garden and Battle of the Bulge. He bio is fascinating, and is worth reading.

This photo is taking at the D-Day landing site, just outside Sainte-Mère-Église.


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